Telesat, $100 million in but no prime contractor, tells ITU it will launch LEO constellation starting in 2022

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Telesat is sticking with the sophisticated design of its LEO broadband constellation while also maintaining its schedule of launches within two years despite the lack of visible financing and no prime contractor.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) deadline of having 10% of its 300-satellite constellation oil orbit by February 2013 may not be crucial. The ITU is well known for according extensions for force majeure events. Covid-19 surely qualifies as one of those.

On the financial side, Telesat LEO may . . .

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